Nephrotic syndrome is a group of symptoms that include protein in the urine, low blood protein levels in the blood, high cholesterol levels, high triglyceride levels, and swelling.
Nephrotic syndrome is caused by different disorders that damage the kidneys. This damage leads to the release of too much protein in the urine.
The most common cause in children is minimal change disease. Membranous glomerulonephritis is the most common cause in adults. In both diseases, the glomeruli in the kidneys are damaged. Glomeruli are the structures that help filter wastes and fluids.
This condition can also occur from:
- Diseases such as diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple myeloma, and amyloidosis
- Genetic disorders
- Immune disorders
- Infections (such as strep throat, hepatitis, or mononucleosis)
- Use of certain drugs
It can occur with kidney disorders such as:
- Focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis
- Mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis
Nephrotic syndrome can affect all age groups. In children, it is most common between ages 2 and 6. This disorder occurs slightly more often in males than females.
Swelling (edema) is the most common symptom. It may occur:
- In the face and around the eyes (facial swelling)
- In the arms and legs, especially in the feet and ankles
- In the belly area (swollen abdomen)
Other symptoms include:
- Skin rash or sores
- Foamy appearance of the urine
- Poor appetite
- Weight gain (unintentional)from fluid retention
Homeopathy has a well-defined and promising role to play in for the treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome. Experience-based and evidence proven results indicate that the homeopathic treatment can offer following results:
It can reduce the frequency of attacks of Nephrotic Syndrome
It can reduce the duration of each episode of Nephrotic Syndrome
It can reduce the attacks of frequent colds and infections, which in turn helps a great deal towards better control
It can help in reducing the dependence on cortisone and cyclosporine.
Homeopathic treatment is very strongly suggested in various stages of Nephrotic Syndrome.